Oakland Nuisance Eviction Law Expanded to Include Prostitution

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The Oakland City Council has approved expanding the city's nuisance eviction ordinance to include suspected sex workers. Critics say the new rules give too much power to landlords, and the city, to evict tenants without proving a crime has been committed. Forum discusses the newly expanded nuisance ordinance, which also allows property owners to evict drug dealers and people with illegal weapons.


Tim Iglesias, law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law

Richard Illgen, deputy city attorney of Oakland